pain pain, go away come back another day

Oh if only it were so easy as saying a kids nursery rhyme and all your pain would go away.

It’s annoying how the medical professionals view fibromyalgia and classify it as predominantly neurological with anxiety/depression aspects. Yet at all the support groups I have attended the view shared by the actual sufferers is primarily fatigue and pain as the two most debilitating aspects with any anxiety or depressive symptoms being secondary. Anyone suffering chronic and persistent pain will ultimately suffer some level of feeling defeated, depressed and anxious. Especially after most doctors will not know how to help.

It’s so frustrating having so few answers and minimal help from the doctors and health professionals we turn to.

The biggest problem is that the doctors dont understand the complexity nor stages of the ongoing condition. The types of pain. The daily variations. The secondary issues. The systemic effects. The chronic aspects. The individual stages.

The incidence of fibromyalgia is estimated as high as 2% in the population. Thats 2 people who have it on average for every 100 people you know. And it predominantly affects women. Yet for its general prevalence it is one of the most poorly diagnosed and least effectively treated conditions known to man.

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